OK, so I’m on a Beatle Kick today
So you love that Grunge look to your HDRs but then you post them to Flickr, 500px or your favorite Photography forum and get all kinds of He** for Halos around trees, buildings and other areas of high contrast. So what’s an HDRer to do?
Well take a hold of one of the controls in Photomatix Pro and use the He** out of it. The Smooth Highlights control.
What the Smooth Highlights control does is just as the name suggests, It smooths the area between a Highlight and a shadow or midtone so that it is a smooth gradation in tone and not an abrupt one that causes halos
We can see the results here using the normal Grunge Preset in Photomatix Pro 4.2 Continue reading